Zoos: Sanctuaries or Prisons? (Illustration)
Are zoos good or bad? It’s an eternally tricky question: while they can be invaluable in saving endangered species and educating the public, they do so at the expense of keeping wild animals locked away in captivity for their whole lives.
But for one child who visited an especially grim zoo, the issue was clear-cut. After the zoo visit, s/he wrote a passionate note expressing how s/he felt about the conditions of the animals:
“Your zoo is a jail.
The cages are to small.
Tigger was crying.
I hate the visit.”
See the child’s budding activism below:
(Original source unknown, spotted via Facebook and Reddit)